This morning, I decided to tackle a rather large yardwork job that I’ve been putting off all summer. We have a section of flower bed that is full of overgrown azalea bushes. We have tons of azaleas in our yard so I decided these needed to go. We thought that perhaps we would need to hire someone to dig them out. But this morning, I thought I’d try my hand with a shovel and see what happened.
[Here’s the roaring part.]
I dug them out! With my bare hands! (OK fine, with gloves and a shovel. And almost cracked our shovel in the bargain!]
I must admit, I rather enjoyed the sounds of roots ripping from those despised azaleas, which kept overgrowing my driveway. ROAR!
And I also enjoyed pulling out a giant root ball and saying, “I dug this out myself!” ROAR!
Then I may or may not have had to go inside , drink a lot of water, and rest for awhile until I stopped feeling a little dizzy and overheated from all that digging in the very hot humid morning. But still, ROAR!
I just have a couple big bushes to go, along with a lot more hostas. Once it’s all cleared out, I’m planning a patch of rhubard for the spot.
Baltimore friends – if you desire azaleas or hostas for your garden, come on over and get some. The bushes still have fairly intact root balls so I think they would transplant fairly well. They don’t look that great right now because I chopped them way back in the spring but with a little time and some pruning, I think they could probably be turned into pretty nice bushes again.